Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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No I'm afraid not. I found the whole process disheartening especially when I knew all the shenanigans that were going on with agents.

 

I didn't know I'd be joining a clique.

 

Aug 13, 2021 06:10 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Hahaha, I've served on those boards and it is such a high school clique! Hell, one of our EOS was going out behind building smoking weed and shopping online when she was supposed to be working LOL not that I have any problem with either of those things but still! And certain people on the board protected her when they should have been calling for her to resign.

Aug 13, 2021 08:13 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
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My local Board is like..."We'll put the complaint in a file and if it happens again, we will take action." Unable and unwilling to support that!

Aug 13, 2021 07:51 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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I am on our Associations Governance Committee. It's good to be involved

Aug 13, 2021 07:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I was part of committees for local and state associations, but now it is more of a clique.

Aug 13, 2021 06:56 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My involvement with our local and state associations over the years has added to my professional and personal growth. It has allowed me to make some great friends. It has allowed me, in a small way, to contribute in shaping our industry. While I am no longer involved directly in the state association, I continue to sit on our Professional Standards committee.

Aug 13, 2021 06:24 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I have never participated.  What is considered true value for some may be not so worthy for others.  And that's okay and perhaps quite "normal".  

Aug 13, 2021 06:05 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have served on our Ethics and Grievance committee for a three-year term. Don't know that my personal stock rose or that anyone was very aware that I was on the committee.

Aug 13, 2021 11:45 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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I have volunteered on many different committees and served on the BOD on two separate occasions and the networking and getting to know you fellow REALTORS does help on may levels. I always tell those who complain to get involved it is the only way to change things for the better!

Aug 13, 2021 10:49 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is sad. But sometimes you really don't want to know how the sausage is made.
this is not an 'assiciation' issue. It can be the chuch board or a member at the local animal shelter. Fife-doms bring out the worst in people.

Aug 13, 2021 08:51 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I was a member and chair for many years...It just made me dislike agents even more than I did before.

 

It is disgusting how unethical agents are...including the ones that sit on the panels and see nothing wrong with what the agent did.

 

One of the most dishonest brokers is still  right here on active rain...and she also served...I rest my case.

 

Eve

Aug 13, 2021 07:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Not for me Richie. A group of egos on power trips. Not serving the greater good but serving their small circle of friends. 

Aug 13, 2021 07:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

Not my kind of stock valuation... I would rather be assigned to the job of how many angels can dance on a pin head...A

Aug 13, 2021 09:30 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Our Time is valuable so only volunteer if you want to make a difference and not to increase business.  I thank all that promote and protect our industry.  If the benefit financial more power to them.  My personal time is too valuable though.

Aug 13, 2021 11:15 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not participated in those committees. 

Aug 13, 2021 09:59 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Good to take an active role in serving our professions.

Aug 14, 2021 01:43 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I served on the Professional Standars committee for years and chaired many times. It was my way of giving back!

Aug 14, 2021 04:51 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

True. I have not experienced the "clique" issue others seems to be concerned with. We follow the standards and rules for each complaint that comes before us and that is that. It's definitely an eye opener and a learning experience and for that matter, any learning will make you better in what you do. 

Aug 14, 2021 05:53 AM